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Familiarity with Sawtooth Nat. Forest?

1891 Views 4 Replies 4 Participants Last post by  blacklabsmatter
Hey and good morning folks. My first post as a new UT resident, so your patience is appreciated if this topic has been discussed to death already.

I've got a Box Elder deer tag and have spent some time with my BLM map and Google Earth looking for public access into Sawtooth. I went up to Clear Creek campground three times to scout and maybe bag a grouse, and it's beautiful land with some decent deer sign in the areas I was poking around.

My question is that since this area is pretty easy to get to from Tremonton and I-84, does it turn into a zoo up here come opening day? As folks with more local knowledge, would you consider looking for other areas of public access into the Sawtooth for example, and have you any ideas where these might be?

I'm up to put in the work and hike and I'm not after anyone's honey hole. It's the wife and kids that expect me to go to work each day and not drive the perimeter of the forest peeking up canyons for access. I'd ask for help with that situation but that's something not unique to Box Elder county I'm guessing :grin:

Thanks for the read and happy hunting!
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Thanks all for the feedback. It's hard to gauge crowds in advance when I've seen zero folks up there when scouting.

I will check out the DNR map link for sure. Thanks for the welcome to UT also. It's been a blast scouting so far, although what we call mountains in Arkansas you folks would likely bust a gut laughing at :)

Has anyone ever found access into the Sawtooth from the southern side of things, I show on my map this is the Grouse Creek area, and is it kind of more of the same as far as the crowds?

Thanks again!
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